Natural Cleaning Supplies
White Vinegar: Used in many formulations. Great for cleaning and disinfecting.
Baking Soda: So many applications. Get the HUGE box and save some money.
Washing Soda: Can be found in the natural section or near laundry supplies in most groceries.
Borax: Boost the strength of cleaning solutions.
Salt: Great for adding an abrasive quality to your cleaners. Kosher or sea salt is best.
Mild Soap: Comes in both flakes and liquids. Vegetable based soap made from coconut or olive oil is known as castile soap and can be found at most health food stores and some groceries. Comes in scented and unscented. You will want unscented if you plan to add your own essential oils. This is NOT detergent! Many products today are detergents made from petroleum distillates which are both toxic and non-renewable.
Essential Oils: These are not fragrance or perfume oils but the volatile oils of plants. Note: If you have cats or small dog breeds check with your Veterinarian on safe use. Cats and small dogs are especially sensitive to essential oils. Essential oils may also interfere with homeopathic medicines. When in doubt, don't use them until you have consulted an expert. .
Containers: Spray bottles and storage containers come in a variety of sizes and styles and in both glass and plastic. You can usually find them in supermarkets, discount retailers, health food stores and container stores at very reasonable prices.